Dr Madhavi Sardessai of the Goa University's Konkani Department releases her book *Manthan*, a collection of her selected writings, in Devanagari Konkani. This is an audio recording of the entire programme (in Konkani). The book is published by Zaag Publications, Goa, India.
The book contains 13 essays. Many are talks delivered at various conferences or events, or responses to certain developments. The first six or so focus on various personalities and related issues. For instance, Kakasaheb Kalelkar and the Konkani-Marathi language dispute. (Kalelkar is considered to have made a major contribution to the post-1961 Konkani cause through his stands taken.) On Shantaram Amonkar, as an "architect of modern Goa". The involvement of Ravindra Kelekar in the Konkani movement. An essay on Satre, Tristao Braganca Cunha (the 'denationalisation of Goans' debate) and Varde Valaulikar. There's also a comment on the Pundalik Naik-written play 'Shaboi Shaboi Bahujan Samaj' and another essay on the voice of women in novels and stories in Konkani. One essay is on the work of Tagore, with others on Gandhi, Eduardo Bruno de Souza, Shenoi Goembab (Varde Valaulikar), and former socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia, among others.
In this recording, we hear, among others, Prof Parienkar (of the Goa University's Konkani Department), Madhavi Sardessai, Fr Mousinho Athaide (former Professor at Rachol Seminary), Gurunath Kalekar.
Contact for the author: madhavikonkani at gmail.com